Stone and Wood

Just before you arrive in Richmond on the drive East from Hobart, you will find the Pooley cellar door and if you like Pinot Noir it is worth a visit. Multiple tasting options are available for different prices (refundable as usual on purchases) and the cellar door staff were more than willing to tailor the…

D is for… Devil’s Corner

Drive for about 2 hours from either Hobart or Launceston and you will find a few cellar doors in what otherwise seems like the middle of nowhere. Devil’s corner is one of the more popular destinations. What we liked: The first thing to impress us about this winery was the view. Many Tasmanian wineries we…

Written in the stars

It is quite fitting that near where the University of Tasmania has built a rather enormous radio telescope, a winery has named their wines after stellar constellations. Riversdale Estate is one of seven cellar doors on the road from Cambridge to Richmond, near Hobart, Tasmania, and this one is a real beauty. With French-inspired decorations,…

C is for… Coal Valley

Another winery with a remarkable view from the restaurant is Coal Valley Vineyard between Cambridge and Richmond, a short drive from Hobart, Tasmania. A relatively small wine list, consisting of Riesling, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir (other varieties such as Temperanillo have been planted but we didn’t see any in bottles as yet) priced…

Ducking the problem

Puddleduck winery near Richmond in Southern Tasmania has a problem that many wineries would love to have. They don’t sell through retail stores and sell out of many of their bottles before the next vintage has been released. Quite a problem to have, for sure and one that means a visit to the cellar door…

A is for Arras… again.

We recently wrote a review for House of Arras sparkling wine. We loved it so much we decided to return for the masterclass offered at Bay of Fires where all the premium House of Arras wines are available to taste before, during and after a tour of the winery… There is so much to love…